The Dave Clark Five

Happy birthday Petula Clark (1932), Dave Clark (DC5) (1942) and Anni-Frid Lyngstad (of Abba) (1945).

The Dave Clark Five

LP                 25 THUMPING GREAT HITS                                                             POLYDOR UK                POLTV 7       1978

1978 25 TRKS stereo LP collection, 60’s recordings


7″                 AT THE SCENE (PS)                                                                            EPIC US                         5-9882        1965

1965? 2 TRKS with pic sleeve


LP                 BEST OF, THE                                                                                     EMI / STARLINE UK      SRS 5037     1970

1970 14 TRKS stereo LP collection, re-issue


7″                 BITS AND PIECES                                                                              EPIC US                         5-9671        1964

1964? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve


7″                 CAN’T YOU SEE THAT SHE’S MINE (PS)                                          EPIC US                         5-9692        1964

1964? 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

7″                 CAN’T YOU SEE THAT SHE’S MINE / ANY WAY YOU WANT IT     EPIC US                         5-2234        1970

1970? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, re-issue


7″                 CATCH US IF YOU CAN / OVER AND OVER                                    EPIC US                         5-2248        1970

1970? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, re-issue


7″                 DO YOU LOVE ME / BECAUSE                                                         EPIC US                         5-2230        1970

1970? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, re-issue


7″                 GLAD ALL OVER                                                                                 EMI / COLUMBIA UK   DB 7154      1963

1963 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″                 GLAD ALL OVER (PS)                                                                         EPIC US                         May-56       1965

1965 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

7″                 GLAD ALL OVER / BITS AND PIECES re-issue                                EPIC US                         May-25       1970

1970? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, re-issue


LP                 GREATEST HITS                                                                                 EPIC US                         LN 24185    1966

1966 10 TRKS mono LP collection


7″                 I LIKE IT LIKE THAT / EVERYBODY KNOWS                                    EPIC US                         5-2239        1970

1970? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, re-issue


7″                 NINETEEN DAYS (PS)                                                                        EPIC US                         5-10076      1966

1966 2 TRKS with pic sleeve


LP                 PLAY GOOD OLD ROCK AND ROLL                                                 STARLINE UK                SRS 5090     1971

1971 18 TRKS stereo LP re-issue

Miles Davis

Happy birthday Screaming Lord Sutch (1940) and Greg Lake (EL&P) (1948).  Not much to say about dear departed Lord Sutch, however I did buy a few E, L & P records!  However, I just wrote about them a short time ago.

MILES DAVIS – Complete Bitches Brew (4CD boxed set, Columbia Records)

I recently found the 4CD “Complete Bitches Brew” for a very good price…I already have several SA-CD’s of Miles Davis, but by no means everything!

Discs 1 & 2 were good to very good, but Disc #3 was really GREAT!

CD                ALTERNATIVE MILES DAVIS, THE promo                    COLUMBIA US    CSK 16729           2001

2001 5 TRKS stereo CD promo-only


CD                ASCENSEUR POUR L’ECHAFAUD (O.S.T.)                    FONTANA US      836305.2             1958

1988 26 TRKS stereo CD O.S.T.


CD                BALLADS                                                                         COLUMBIA US    CK 44151             1990

1990? 8 TRKS stereo CD collection


CD                BIRTH OF THE COOL                                                      CAPITOL US        92862.2               1957

1990? 12 TRKS mono CD


CD                COMPLETE BITCHES BREW SESSIONS, THE (4CD)     COLUMBIA US    C4K 65570           1998

1998 21 TRKS stereo 4CD boxed set, Jazz?


CD                ESSENTIAL, THE                                                              COLUMBIA US    C2K 85475           2001

2001 13 TRKS stereo 2CD collection


7″                 GIRLS OF KILIMANJARO (Part 1) / (Part 2)                COLUMBIA US    4-44652               1962

1962 2 TRKS no pic sleeve


CD                GREATEST HITS                                                               COLUMBIA US    CK 65418             1997

1997 8 TRKS stereo CD collection

LP                 GREATEST HITS re-issue                                               COLUMBIA US    PC 9808               1969

1980? 8 TRKS stereo LP collection, jazz


CD                HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE PLUGGED NICKEL                 COLUMBIA US    CK 67377             1965

1995 6 TRKS stereo CD Live ’65


CD                KIND OF BLUE                                                                COLUMBIA US    CN 90887             1959

2004 6 TRKS stereo CD Dual Disc

CD                KIND OF BLUE                                                                COLUMBIA US    EN 90887             1959

2004 6 TRKS stereo CD

LP                 KIND OF BLUE                                                                COLUMBIA US    PC 8163               1959

1980? 5 TRKS stereo LP jazz, re-issue; wrong speed, too fast!

DVD             KIND OF BLUE (DVD)                                                     COLUMBIA US    CN 90887             1959

2004 Dual Disc documentary and interviews

DVD             KIND OF BLUE (DVD)                                                     COLUMBIA US    EN 90887             2004

2004 DVD video, “Album in 5.1 Multichannel Surround”

MD               KIND OF BLUE (MD)                                                      COLUMBIA US    CM 40579            1959

1959 5 TRKS stereo Minidisc, wrong speed edition

SA-CD          KIND OF BLUE (SA-CD) 5.1                                           COLUMBIA US    CS 64935             1959

2003 6 TRKS SA-CD Hybrid 5.1

CD                KIND OF BLUE re-issue                                                 COLUMBIA US    CK 40579             1959

1989? 5 TRKS stereo CD wrong speed edition

CD                KIND OF BLUE re-issue                                                 SONY FR              No. 5                     1959

2010 6 TRKS stereo CD “Jazz – Perfect Jazz Collection” CD box


CD                LIVE-EVIL                                                                         COLUMBIA US    C2K 65135           1970

1997 8 TRKS stereo 2CD with Hermeto Pascoal


7″                 MAIYSHA (PS)                                                                COLUMBIA US    AS 214                  1976

1976 2 TRKS with pic sleeve, promo-only


CD                MILES DAVIS AND JOHN COLTRANE                           COLUMBIA US    CK 44052             1988

1988 7 TRKS stereo CD


CD                PORGY AND BESS                                                          COLUMBIA US    CK 65141             1959

1997 15 TRKS stereo CD


SA-CD          QUIET NIGHTS (SA-CD)                                                  COLUMBIA US    CS 65293             1964

2003 8 TRKS SA-CD Non-hybrid stereo


CD                RELAXIN’ WITH                                                              PRESTIGE US       OJCCD 190.2       1956

1987 6 TRKS mono CD


7″                 SATURDAY MILES / FRIDAY MILES promo                 COLUMBIA US    4-45327               1971

1971 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo


SA-CD          SEVEN STEPS TO HEAVEN (SA-CD) 5.1                        ANALOGUE US   CAPJ 8851 SA      1963

2003 6 TRKS SA-CD Hybrid 5.1


CD                SKETCHES OF SPAIN                                                      COLUMBIA US    CK 65142             1960

1997 8 TRKS stereo CD


SA-CD          SOMEDAY MY PRINCE WILL COME (SA-CD) 5.1       ANALOGUE US   CAPJ 8456 SA      1961

2003 6 TRKS SA-CD Hybrid 5.1


CD                UNRELEASED STOCKHOLM BROADCAST                   CAPRICORN US  CR-2052               1995

1995? 5 TRKS stereo / mono CD pirate


MD               VERY BEST OF (MD)                                                       SONY UK             SONYTV17MD     1998

1998 13 TRK stereo Minidisc collection


CD                WALKIN’ (Jpn)                                                                PRESTIGE JPN     VICJ-41506          1954

2006 5 TRKS mono CD kami sleeve

January 1980 cassette

Happy birthday to Ron Wood (The Faces and The Rolling Stones) (1947)!

Found my January 1980 cassette!

MARTHA & THE MUFFINS – Insect Love (45 vers.)


HOLGER CZUKAY – Cool In The Pool




HUGH CORNWELL – Wrong Way Round / Puppets


XTC – Chain Of Command


NEIL INNES – Montana Café


JOHN OTWAY – Makes Good Music




MAX WERNER – Rainbow’s End


HOLGER CZUKAY – Oh Lord Give Us More Money (45 vers.)


WIRE – On Returning

FRANK ZAPPA – Stick It Out


GANG OF FOUR – Damaged Goods (LP vers.)


THE SLITS – So Tough (LP vers.)


VISAGE – Frequency 7


JOHN DOWIE – I Don’t Want To Be Your Amputee


MADNESS – One Step Beyond




SECTA SONICA – (instrumental) (LP) from Spain




MOTHER GOOSE – I Think It’s You (NZ artist)


MAGAZINE – The Light Pours Out Of Me (12″ remix)





Strange Days

Happy birthday to singer / songwriter Bob Dylan (1941)!

“Strange Days” magazine in Japan has ceased publishing a print edition of their magazine.  I have been reading it faithfully since about 2009, though I do have issues prior to 2009.  They were always very good about writing about all progressive rock.  Apparently they first published in 1998 – I couldn’t understand their message on their page…

So, “Time Machine” came from them.  The recent popular “Progressive Rock” 6 part list came from a magazine that still publishes:  ‘Record Collector’s Magazine’!

I am sorry to see “Strange Days” join Music Life, Swing Journal etc.  Let’s hope ‘Record Collector’s Magazine’ is healthy!

Roger Daltrey

Happy birthday singer Roger Daltrey (1944), jazzer Ralph Towner (1940) and amazing vocalist Harry Belafonte (1927).

12″               AFTER THE FIRE                                                                                                    ATLANTIC US                86853

1985            1985 3 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

7″                 AFTER THE FIRE (PS) promo                                                                              ATLANTIC US                7-89491            1985

1985 2 TRKS with pic sleeve, promo-only


CD                CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THE MOVIE                                                                         ATLANTIC US                81759.2

1987            1987 10 TRKS stereo CD



1994            1994 12 TRKS stereo CD


7″                 FREE ME / McVICAR (PS)                                                                                      POLYDOR US                PD 2105            1980

1980 2 TRKS with pic sleeve


7″                 GIVING IT ALL AWAY (PS)                                                                                     POLYDOR ES                2094 110          1973

1973 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

7″                 GIVING IT ALL AWAY / WAY OF THE WORLD, THE                                          TRACK RECORD UK   2094 110          1973

1973 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″                 GIVING IT ALL AWAY / WAY OF THE WORLD, THE (US)                                TRACK RECORD US   MCA-40053      1973

1973 2 TRKS no pic sleeve


LP                HISTORIA DE LA MUSICA ROCK                                                                        POLYDOR ES                2861 317          1982

1982 10 TRKS stereo LP collection


7″                 LISTENING TO YOU – SEE ME, FEEL ME (Stereo) / (Mono)                           POLYDOR US                PD 15098         1975

1975 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo


CD                MARTYRS & MADMEN – BEST OF                                                                       RHINO US                      R2 72846          1997

1997 20 TRKS stereo CD collection


LP                McVICAR – FOR THE RECORD                                                                            POLYDOR US                SA 038               1980

1980 10 TRKS stereo LP interview, promo-only

CD                McVICAR (O.S.T.)                                                                                                    POLYDOR UK                527341.2

1979            1985? 10 TRKS stereo CD O.S.T.

LP                McVICAR (O.S.T.) (Jpn)                                                                                          POLYDOR JPN              MPF 1328         1980

1980 10 TRKS stereo LP insert

LP                McVICAR (O.S.T.) clear                                                                                          POLYDOR UK                POLD 5034      1980

1980 10 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve, clear vinyl


LP                ONE OF THE BOYS                                                                                                POLYDOR UK                2442 146          1977

1977 10 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve


LP                PARTING SHOULD BE PAINLESS                                                                      ATLANTIC US                80128.2

1984            1984 10 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

7″                 PARTING SHOULD BE PAINLESS promo                                                         ATLANTIC US                7-89667            1984

1984 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo-only


LP                RIDE A ROCK HORSE                                                                                           POLYDOR UK                2442 135          1975

1975 10 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve


CD                ROGER DALTREY                                                                                                  POLYDOR UK                527259.2

1973            1990? 11 TRKS stereo CD

LP                ROGER DALTREY                                                                                                  TRACK RECORD UK   2406 107          1973

1973 11 TRKS stereo LP UK original edition

LP                ROGER DALTREY (DE)                                                                                         TRACK RECORD DE   2406 107          1973

1973 11 TRKS stereo LP


12″               TAKE ME HOME                                                                                                      ATLANTIC US                DMD 1055        1987

1987 2 TRKS stereo 12″ no pic sleeve, promo-only


7″                 THINKING / THERE IS LOVE                                                                                TRACK RECORD UK   2094 014          1973

1973 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″                 THINKING / THERE IS LOVE (US)                                                                       TRACK RECORD US   MCA-40084      1973

1973 2 TRKS no pic sleeve


CD                UNDER A RAGING MOON                                                                                    ATLANTIC US                81269.2

1985            1985 11 TRKS stereo CD

LP                UNDER A RAGING MOON                                                                                    TEN UK                           DIX 17                1985

1985 10 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve, UK original edition

LP                UNDER A RAGING MOON (Jpn)                                                                          VIRGIN JPN                    25VB-1052       1985

1985 10 TRKS stereo LP insert


7″                 WITHOUT YOUR LOVE / ESCAPE, PART 1                                                       POLYDOR US                PD 2121            1980

1980 2 TRKS no pic sleeve


7″                 WITHOUT YOUR LOVE promo                                                                             POLYDOR US                PD 2121            1980

1980 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo-only


7″                 WRITTEN ON THE WIND / DEAR JOHN                                                            POLYDOR UK                2121 319          1977

1977 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

Johnny Winter

Happy birthday guitarist Johnny Winter (1944)

7″                 21ST CENTURY MAN promo              COLUMBIA US  4-45260      1970

1970 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo


7″                 JOHNNY B. GOODE promo                 COLUMBIA US  4-45058      1969

1969? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo


LP                SECOND WINTER                                 COLUMBIA US  KCS 9947  1969

1969 11 TRKS stereo 2LP 3-sided


CD                WOODSTOCK EXPERIENCE, THE    COLUMBIA US  48244.2      1969

2009 17 TRKS stereo 2CD Live + “Johnny Winter” debut Columbia album

Frank Zappa re-issue LP’s

Happy birthday to Mr. Frank Zappa (1940) and Russian bad guy Joe Stalin (1879).

My heart nearly skipped a beat when Universal Japan scheduled a NEW SET of Zappa kami (paper) sleeve CD’s. But it was short-lived, and the series got cancelled quickly. Saved myself a couple hundred bucks, right?


“Finer Moments” was a FZ 2LP set that I knew nothing about. Even says it’s an “Official Release” (#94). But there didn’t appear to be a CD of it, then. So, I bought one.


Next I probably saw a new 2LP re-issue of “Roxy & Elsewhere” – a good FZ album, on many levels. Definitely a “new package” of an old favorite. Even says it’s an “Official Release” (#19). New mastering. So, I figured…better get a copy.


Probably the last new FZ LP I got was “Apostrophe”. For a single LP, it was a tad expensive. Totally re-designed rear cover, 180g LP, New mastering. I bought one anyway.


“Overnight Sensation” was not a difficult choice. The original US LP’s always seemed to have a mastering flaw, by where the LP didn’t sound great. The new Universal LP re-issue sounds great. Rear cover completely re-designed.


“Uncle Meat” 2LP re-issue must’ve been inexpensive, somewhere. Spine and rear cover totally re-designed. New mastering, 180g LP’s, nice printing – the booklet! An easy no-brainer for me.


“Freak Out” took some deciding, on my part. Most of these LP re-issues have been from “as good as possible” tapes, so I approached it via that avenue. Cover seems a little bit blurry. Really good 2LP set! It’s from original tapes, so it doesn’t have the ‘digital’ sound of the older CD.


I do not know where entire shows of older bands come from, but they’re here! There are 3 or 4 FZ ones, but only one I bought was “The Mothers Of Invention – Wollman Rink, Central Park, NY August 3rd 1968”. So this is a bootleg, right? Sound isn’t 100%. Perhaps not even a professional recording?


I hope Dweezil Zappa & Co. re-issues more quad (or 5.1) FZ, as we know Mr. Zappa mixed several albums to quad, way back when. “Apostrophe”, “Overnight Sensation” – any others? “Grand Wazoo”? A 5.1 “200 Motels”?

Roxy – The Movie

Happy birthday Ray Collins (singer of The Mothers Of Invention) (1937).

Recently, while in Portland, OR I had the option to buy the new Frank Zappa album, “Roxy – The Movie”. I selected the CD + Blu-ray version and bought it at Music Millennium (a store very much like Rhino Claremont).


First off, this is NOT “The Roxy & Elsewhere” double LP nor is it the “Roxy By Proxy” recent CD; it’s a whole new kettle of fish! It will be easy to find, if you look for it this year, but – no guarantees after 2015!


I have heard for decades that they (The ZFT = Zappa Family Trust) have TONS of unsynched / unsynchable footage of the December 1973 Roxy shows by Frank Zappa & The Mothers. Someone who used to work for Mr. Zappa told me that.


However, what wouldn’t have been possible even 5 years ago is now…commonplace? That someone with a computer can, in fact, synch up unsynchable footage? Well, that’s true. And someone did synch up a whole bunch of Roxy footage! And it doesn’t look bad at all, if you can forgive some absent pixie dust, and Mr. Zappa’s usual warning about stuff being “live” and “not overdubbed”.


It is heavily mightily “synched” – when they don’t know what to do, something goes to soft focus or the backs of heads. And, I must say, Pamela Miller never looked better!


There’s an 11 track CD that comes with the movie, though the 5.1 mix of the movie audio will likely suggest that I watch the movie again, as opposed to play the CD. The packaging says Mr. Zappa mixed the whole thing to quad in 1974…


And it’s the first Frank Zappa blu-ray disc! Let’s hope they have more waiting in the tank, ‘cause this one was fun. “Dub Room Special”, “200 Motels”, “Baby Snakes” can all be re-sold to Zappa fans, anxiously awaiting further blu-ray releases. But what will they do?


Certainly they don’t seem to be hurrying to release any more DVD-A releases, like the powerful “Quadraphiliac” (or thereabouts). Mr. Zappa himself did, in fact, mix lots of his 70’s work into quad, so one thinks it could possible that the ZFT lets go…but at this point, it seems somewhat unlikely.

Barry Humphries

Happy birthday to RuPaul (1960) and Jeff Buckley (1966). I don’t think I have records by either!

I have been collecting Australian satirist Barry Humphries for more than a few years now. As of this writing, he’s still alive. It’s a little unclear about which LP came first in his discography…so, sorry if the beginning of the story is not in proper sequence. Same story for 1972, when his popular feature film was released (“The Adventures of Barry McKenzie”).


Oliver! (UK Original Cast Production) recorded June 30, 1960 with Mr. Humphries playing the part of Mr. Sowerberry, the Undertaker. Released July 1960.


Sandy Agonistes – wherein 4 characters are introduced; recorded in London. Score Records, Australia – presumably about 1960 or so.


A Nice Night’s Entertainment – Dame Edna’s LP debut – approx. 1962, Australian Parlophone LP mono.


Maggie May (UK Original Cast Production) recorded September 22nd, 1964 – Mr. Humphries plays the part of “A Balladeer”. LP liner notes mention “Pre-Beatles”!


Barry Humphries (aka Barry Humphries’ Back) – sources say 1970 for this Parlophone Australia mono LP, but the LP cover indicates one title, at least, is from 1962.


Savoury Dip – Parlophone Australia mono LP – says 1971, though there is no indication on the LP cover. Material covers 1958 – 1971.


Barry Humphries At Carnegie Hall (Philips Australia stereo LP) 1972; one side Dame Edna, one side Sandy Stone.


The Barry Humphries Record of Innocent Austral Verse (Philips Australia stereo LP) 1972; writing credits to ‘Edna May Everage’ and others.


The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (Original Soundtrack UK LP) 1973; music by Peter Best, most lyrics by Barry Humphries.


Bazza McKenzie’s Party Songs (Festival Australia stereo LP) 1972; Mr. Humphries only takes 5 x writing credits on this LP. The man who sings this LP is Barry (Bazza) Crocker.


Housewife Superstar (Charisma Records UK) 1976 – Sir Les Patterson and Dame Edna Everage, recorded July 8th, 1976 in the UK. Liner notes by Sir John Betjeman.


The Sound of Edna (Charisma Records UK) 1978 – the Australian edition had a different cover, but LP is the same. More Edna!


The Last Night Of The Poms (EMI Australia 2LP set) 1981; recorded September 14th and 15th, 1981 in England. More Edna!


12 Inches Of Les – The Album (Towerbell Records UK) 1985; Sir Les Patterson finally gets his own LP! Australian edition on Liberation Records.


Les Patterson Saves The World (Original Soundtrack LP) 1987; WEA Australia, with some very good Tim Finn songs!


The Dame Edna Party Experience (Epic Records UK) 1988 – an album of medleys, sung in the persona of Dame Edna Everage.

Music Week 1985

Happy birthday singer Freddy Cannon (1940, Lynn, MA). On 12/6 Happy birthday to Mike Smith of The Dave Clark Five (1943). On 12/5 Happy birthday to John Cale (1940). On 12/6 Happy birthday to Jonathan King (1944). On 12/7 Happy birthday to Tom Waits (1949).

On 12/7/1985 I was working for Tony Harrington @ USS&M in Studio City, CA. We’d get Music Week magazine from England, which is sort of like the British equivalent of Billboard magazine. Best thing about this is the release schedule!

7 DECEMBER 1985 – Notable releases in England


A CERTAIN RATIO – The Old & The New (Factory UK LP FACT 135) – a collection of their early material, with a 45 on the front cover. Alas, it doesn’t mention that or say how much it costs. I really enjoy this band.


CLIFF BENNETT & THE REBEL ROUSERS – Slow Down (Edsel LP ED 148) – formerly a Joe Meek artist!


DURUTTI COLUMN – The Return of The Durutti Column (Factory UK LP FACT 14C, cassette issue)


MALCOLM McLAREN – Swamp Thing (Charisma UK LP CAS 1170, on both LP & Cassette)


MOTORHEAD – Born To Lose (Live To Win) (Dojo UK LP 18) re-issue of ?


DAVID SYLVIAN – Alchemy and Index of Possibilities (Virgin SYL 1, cassette release) – Ooh, a bit sleepy-bye this one.


LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III – Album III (Edsel UK LP ED 168) re-issue



JEFF BECK – Flash (Epic UK CD) 7.29 pounds (wholesale!)

JETHRO TULL – Thick As A Brick (Chrysalis UK CD) 7.29 pounds, initial CD issue?

JETHRO TULL – M.U. – Best Of (Chrysalis UK CD) 7.29 pounds (wholesale!)

JANIS JOPLIN – Pearl (CBS UK CD) 7.29 pounds (wholesale!)

SIMON & GARFUNKEL – Wednesday Morning 3AM (CBS UK CD) 7.29 pounds (wholesale!)

SIMON & GARFUNKEL – Bookends (CBS UK CD) 7.29 pounds (wholesale!)

SIMON & GARFUNKEL – Sounds Of Silence (CBS UK CD) 7.29 pounds (wholesale!)

JEFF WAYNE – Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds (CBS UK CD) price not indicated), unlikely it’s a 2CD version.